Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Self Indulgent Post

When I saw the package bearing the Canadian stamp, I knew. I did the happy dance as I impatiently tore open the envelope and pulled out the copy of Ming Pao Gourmet Supplement. I was featured! :D



A month ago, I got an email from Angel, the magazine Editor, asking for permission to do a reprint of my recipes. I was stunned! You know that feeling, don't you? When you're minding your own business and having fun (blogging) ... and someone actually likes what you're doing? Crazy but true.

They used 2 recipes from my blog:


Teochew Yam Paste (recipe here). I have done my Teochew ancestors proud. LOL!


Watermelon Granita With Ginger Syrup (recipe here).

Well, I never! My pics are actually magazine-worthy! ;) How cool is that?! Certainly made my day. :)

And you know, the funniest bit was my daughter looking through my food photos and saying in her solemnest voice, "Imagine, WE were the ones who ate all that." LOL!!! She is so funny!

38 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome Ju! Congratulations! You're definitely one of my all-time-fave rockstar bloggers =D

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  2. Ju congrats! You deserve it, so happy for you.

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  3. Awww congrats dear :) your pictures are totally worth being on magazine! and your daughter sounds like a total sweetheart!

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  4. Congratulations Ju! It truly is one of the best feelings to be recognized for something that you love. I think when someone like you is so passionate about food you will always be recognized!

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  5. Congratulations, I wonder what your "happy dance" looks like. :)

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  6. Congrats Ju! You've done bloggers proud too! ;)

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  7. Congratulations! We are all so very proud of you :)

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  8. Don't know you personally, of course, but have been reading your blog. Very pleased for you. Congratulations! You deserve it!

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  9. We've been telling you that all along:) Just because we are almost related..you didn't believe") Of course I am always so proud of you..I am elated for you! Too cute the comment:) Beautiful Ju!! Coffee table material..extra copy in the kitchen..bathroom..etc:)

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  10. Congras!! Hoot... that is so so exciting :)

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  11. Congrats Ju! You've done a great job as a food blogger! Def deserve the recognition.

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  12. Wowie!! Congratulations dear.
    You and your recipes/photographs are so worth it!

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  13. Congratulations, Ju! Remember the remark I made once, a long time ago, about how, if you do your best thing, your content will travel around the world in ways you never expect? :)

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  14. Imagine...we are the one who eat all these! wahhaa....the daughter is so cool...and funny! Inject some of these witty lines into her composition will surely add mark, Chinese or English, believe me. :)

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  15. Congrats my idol :)
    Am so proud of you! You truly deserved the recognition!

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  16. congratulations!
    i am also one of your blog fans! ;)

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  17. Congrats, dear Ju!! This is some fantastic news!!

    Yeah to you!

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  18. WTG girlfriend! I am doing the happy dance for you! I am so proud of you...you deserve it!
    That comment by your daughter is just the cutest thing I have ever heard!
    L~xo

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  19. i came across your blog while i was googl-ing for the recipe of butter cake... from then on, once every other day i will pop by and see what's new... Congratss... it's always great to be recognized. Keep it up!!!

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  20. Congrats! Happy for you.

    I read your blog almost everyday, drawing inspirations and basically very envious of your talents :-)

    Keep up the good work! (i sound like my primary school teacher, lol..!!)

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!

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  22. Thank YOU everyone, for leaving such encouraging words. I'm especially happy to see silent readers coming out and saying hi! :D

    Thank you for making my blogging journey so much more enjoyable than it already is. :)

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  23. Congrats to my dear sister! Very proud of you! So amazing!! Well done indeed!!

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  24. That is awesome (though very much desered)!! And your daughter is too cute XD.

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  25. Congrats! Absolutely well-deserved.

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  26. wow - wasn't just one recipe either - I see it's TWO ! Congratulations my dear !

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  27. Congratulations, Ju! Well deserved mention :)

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  28. Congratulations! We live in Vancouver and our mother gets Ming Pao from time to time. I usually look at the Gourmet Supplement even though I can't really read Chinese! =)

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  29. that's impressive! Congratulations Ju ^_^

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  30. Yaaay! That's so amazing Ju! Teochew, represent! =P

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  31. sorry to be late to the party...but congratulations! have no doubt that more of these oppotunities will present itself in the future. your daughter's comment is so cute, but right on...she's lucky to have u to cook all that!

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